When life gives you lemons... make lemonade! You'll need quite a few for this refreshing summer quencher, so stock up. It's worth it!
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
6lemonsabout 1 cup of juice + 1 lemon for garnish
3cupswaterstill or sparkling (about 750ml bottle)
3sprigs of mintslapped between your hands to bruise the leaves.
Make a simple syrup by combining 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar in a small saucepan. Bring this to a simmer to dissolve the sugar and then cool completely.
Juice the lemons, removing all seeds and pulp. Add the 3 cups of water (still or sparkling) to the lemon juice and then add the simple syrup to taste, depending on how sweet you would like the lemonade. I like to start at ½ cup. (If you are mixing this with beer for a summer shandy, go a little sweeter and add ¾ cup.)
Pour over ice and enjoy.
As an option, you can also add the juice of one grapefruit, one orange, some raspberries, or a combination of them all. And almost any version of lemonade is delicious with some bruised mint leaves.
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 42.9mg52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.